Unusual indoor benches: 25 unique wood designs
Indoor benches are some of the most functional pieces of furniture in a home, they can be used behind sofas that “float” in rooms to bring some momentum into what is usually part of the sofa that should not be seen. A bench is great in an entrance where you can sit or put your bags on. They are beautiful in front of a fireplace or at the foot of a bed and they are a fun alternative to chairs at the dining table. Indoor benches come in all shapes and sizes, but the most unique designs are usually wood, and the wooden benches have the added benefit of working with just about any style of interior. Continue reading for 25 unusual designs.
True Design DNA Bank is a combination of fine craftsmanship and abstract science. Why science you ask? The bank represents a molecular biogenetic formation that happens to be the basis of DNA, hence the name.
Made from a single sheet of plywood that has been steam bent to form a variable length continuous helix formation.
Canadian Master Craftsman and Designer Cinema Guerin loves a good twist when it comes to unique wood designs and his Knot Bench is twisted, curled and otherwise makes the impossible out of a piece of furniture that has no legs or cross bracing.
Designed by Matthias Pliesnig, this unusual bench is a whopping 23ft in length. A unique curvy design called “Amanda”.
Another completely unusual bench design designed by dEEP Architects for a commercial building, with layers of slats cut into ever larger or smaller units that are so natural that the piece moves – like a snake.
The Ripples Bench by HORM.IT is a three-piece plywood structure made of seat and sides with CNC details that form the concave parts that look like waves on every layer of plywood.
The Razorfish bench is made from a single slab of elm wood carved into a series of interlocking cavities inspired by the hidden life of a sandy ocean beach. Chaircreative then fixed the seat to bleached ash legs, reminiscent of bleached bones, which is also found on wild beaches.
A CNC machine was used to produce the tufts on the walnut tuft bank. The seat designed by Joy Charbonneau and Derek McLeod is a combination of technology and hand refinement, which is also cute.
The Stuhlhockerbank Bench is a modern but sporty vintage spindle backrest. She is a huge sitting group with some foothills, as if she were just about to divide.
Chapter House Bench is an unusual design by Fehing & Peiz specifically designed as a modern reinterpretation of the chair stool bench. Apart from the aesthetics of the chair back, which now belongs to the middle of the century, the individual seats are now a razor sharp geometric design.
This version of the Chapter House Bench seems to be more of a collection of chairs than a single bank.
The Double View Bench is also equipped with backrests, except that the two backrests are intentionally placed to facilitate conversation between two people. Designed by Chloe de la Chaise, the chair backs can be arranged for a side-by-side seating arrangement if you so desire.
No, this is not a random addition of a clothespin, but a solid cedar bench, made exactly to the specifications of a wooden clothespin called Molletta. The architects Paola and Michela Baldessari are the mastermind behind this funny cedar wood design – all it takes is a laundry basket sitting on it and the story would be complete.
Bench clip by Mariana Quinelato uses no screws in the final design. Instead, the recycled rafter wood is cut together with upcycled copper water pipes.
Kwon Jae Min’s Grow Up Bank is developing a lamp with a tiny branch for hanging a hat, a dog leash or any number of items, making this design perfect for a foyer.
This pixelized bank comes from the Waste Waste 40 × 40 series by Piet Hein Eek. The name comes from the fact that it is made of waste wood cut into 40mm cubed units, which are then used as the outer skin of its furniture designs, which in this case is the Waste No. 3 bank.
The belt bench by T. Colzani looks like wood woven together, but since it’s made of solid Canaletta walnut, it just does not seem that way unless you think the wood was steamed first.
Speaking of impossible design, how about this spaghetti bank? His inspiration for this unusual creation by Pablo Reinoso was wooden furniture that returned to a tree.
The idea of a bank returning to the tree from which it came is really smart.
Fall Bank of Benjamin Graindorge tells the opposite story, one of a fallen tree whose trunk has turned into a seat whose branches remain free to express themselves naturally. This is one of my favorite tree inspired furniture designs.
Alder Bench is like a stack of kindling turned on its side, which is probably a good picture, as Brent Comber designed the Alder cane and the two-seater to bring it in a bit outside.
The Infinity Bench by Carl Fredrik Svenstedt consists of a series of concentric tires in different diameters, but with a continuous flat seat.
Made from a single cedar wood trunk, this Jake Phipps backrest bench is a great design that floats in a room, making it a perfect room divider for an open floor plan of Riva1920.
Sometimes a unique design is created just for fun and this doggy perfect Dog Bench by Poalo Salvade is one of those times. Inspired by a Basset Hound, the addition of the wooden water bowl is paw-fect. See more animal inspired furniture.
Karim Rashid designed the Forkola bench after studying the shapes and language of the gondolas and eventually taking the form of a backrest, while stretching another into a table top. This piece is so abstract that it really is a unique design. Riva1920
With the Kinetic design, Sitskie Furniture Block created FSC certified solid wood.
The body weight compresses each wooden unit to conform to the shape of the seated or recumbent person. Watch this video to see how it works.
Orbit is a multifunctional bench that can be used as a seat, tabletop or modular storage cabinet, but the best of all, Nersi Nasseri of Sentient Furniture, has developed it in a contrasting colorful banding of laminate.
Made of Ambrosia maple for its distinctive grain, Orbit is super funny and super modern.
No collection of indoor benches would be complete without one that hangs from the ceiling, because anyone who does not love hanging indoor seats not only depends on this Wood Pallet swing from the ceiling, it’s also a DIY design that you can do yourself – Time to get out the old hammer and nails!
If you love and appreciate the unique nuances of wooden furniture, you will really like the Wooden Sphere Series by Lee Jae-Hyo.